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Written by Kristin on June 11, 2015

fathersdayblogWith Father’s Day in just over a week’s time, now is when you need to get your gift sorted if you’re not of the “wait until the last moment” persuasion. Trust me, I’ve been there too many years to count, and no one wants to be frantically searching for a gift at the shops on the way to Dad’s house that Sunday. If you’re on a budget, finding just the right gift to show the fathers in your life how important they are can be a challenge. That’s why we’re here to help! Check out our top ideas for Father’s Day, along with ways to save on your gifts:


Obviously, this is the way to go if you’re on an extremely tight budget, as it will cost little to nothing to make a gift and it also has that “aww” factor. Who doesn’t like a homemade gift from their kids or grandkids? If your children are small, but not so small they can’t pick up a crayon, now’s the time to get them involved. Bonus: it gives the kids something to keep them busy for a few hours! Kill two birds with one stone, I say.

Have them draw a lovely picture for their dad, make a card, or decorate an item like a photo frame. The possibilities are pretty much endless, and if you have older kids, they can get a bit crafty with a pre-made kit. Baker Ross have a great variety of Father’s Day craft ideas on their site, with many under £5. I’m loving this toolbox desk tidy kit, only £2.99 for two of them!

Photo gifts

Giving Dad a framed photo is probably one of the easiest and most meaningful gifts you can give for Father’s Day, since let’s face it, it requires fairly little work on your end, but looks like you’ve put loads of thought into it. Grandparents especially loved photo gifts, as I’ve learned over the years! To make something a bit more custom, snap a family photo and upload it to a photo sharing site, then have it made into a mug, mouse mat, poster, tote bag … the list goes on! We’ve got loads of Snapfish and Truprint codes and offers on right now, so have a look and see which ones will benefit your order. At Truprint, for example, you’ll get £10 off if you spend £20 or above and £30 off orders over £50.

Everything else

If you either don’t have the time (or the skills!) for DIY, there’s no shame in that! A gift bought from a shop can be just as sentimental – and probably a bit more useful. Does your dad love to BBQ? This bamboo BBQ tool set is just £7.99 at Homebase, and will get loads of use … well, if the weather cooperates.

Could his wardrobe use some updating? Zavvi have got a special Father’s Day bundle, where you get three items for £24.99: a polo shirt, boxers and socks. They’ve also got a 3 for 2 promotional code on t-shirts, so he can finally bin those old shirts and stop embarrassing the kids on days out. You can check out the list of 3 for 2 tees here.

Happy Father’s Day!

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